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Texas Drought

Dried Up: Texas Industry and Residents Square Off Over Water as Drought Continues

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With nearly 65 percent of Texas experiencing exceptional drought, water is becoming increasingly precious—and scarce—in a state that has to divide the resource between the growing appetites of farmers, city residents, and energy corporations.
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China Responds to Explosive Growth, Pollution, and Water Scarcity in Latest Five-Year Plan

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Will momentum for runaway development be too powerful to restrain?

Choke Point: China - Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World’s Largest Country

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

Pakistan and India in Dam Building Race -- Interpreting the Indus Waters Treaty

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A new era of dam building brings uncertainty to the 50-year-old water truce between India and Pakistan.

EPA and Halliburton Skirmish -- Promises of Safer Fracking Fluid

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After denying EPA disclosure request, Halliburton promises safer fracking fluid and more disclosure.

Egypt's Assets in Ethiopia May Help Ease Tensions Over Nile River

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The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.
Water & Energy Collision

In Era of Climate Change and Water Scarcity, Meeting National Energy Demand Confronts Major Impediments

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The pursuit of energy development development reveal gaps in policymaking.

Egyptian Drinking Water Threatened by Nile Oil Spill

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Water purification stations shut down to prevent polluted water from entering filters.

Water Demand is Flash Point in Dakota Oil Boom

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Production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually.

Coal Ash Contaminates Groundwater and Drinking Water Sites in 21 States, Study Finds

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The EPA must do a better job of regulating the waste and protecting the nation’s water supply.

Q&A: Josh Fox on the 'Toxification' of U.S. Water Sources in the Dig for Natural Gas

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The documentary “Gasland" has shown at film festivals and on HBO.